Spartans travel to Bloomington for the NCAA East Preliminary Round

NCAA Eastern Preliminary Round
Date: Wed – Fri 25-28 May
time: 10 a.m. (Wednesday-Thursday); 5:15 p.m. (Friday); 1 pm (Saturday)
location: Haugh Track & Field Complex (Bloomington, Indiana)
Live results: Flash results
Michigan State University notes: PDF

East Lansing, Michigan – Having claimed eight medals in the Big Ten Championships, the Michigan track and field team now heads to the Division I Open Air East NCAA Preliminary Round this week in Bloomington, Indiana.

Held at Indiana University’s Haugh Track & Field Complex from Wednesday, May 25 through Saturday, May 28, the NCAA Regional Meet will feature 15 Spartans competing for a chance to qualify for the NCAA Championships in June in Eugene, Oregon.

With Ryan Talbot And Heath Baldwin Having already secured places in Eugene secured for the men’s decathlon, MSU will seek to add that number starting Wednesday, when the four men of Spartan begin the competition, titled the 2021 NCAA Second Team All-American vaulter Trevor Stephenson The 2022 Big Ten 1500m Bronze Medal John Petrono.

Thursday will see nine women from Michigan State University participate, including four all-American women in 2021, as Gina Magnus She will run the second 10,000m of her career after being the first US team last season in the 5,000m, while Sophia Franklin (2nd team – pole vaulting), Lynsey Gram (mention honor – 10000 AD) and Kiara Wheeler (mention honor – hammer throw) They are all looking forward to returning to Oregon as well.

Team 2021 first American team, Morgan Beadlescomb The men’s 5,000m race will take place on Friday evening, while Saturday’s roster will include the beginners Kate Stewart Barnett In the women’s 3000-meter hurdles, Wheeler pulls off a double task with the women’s discus.

The Spartans won four titles at the Big Ten Outdoor Championships in Minneapolis, MN, with Magnus winning the women’s 10,000m title in her first distance race and then defending her 5,000m title two days later, while Beadlescomb also won the men’s 10,000m. In his first race a distance. Talbot earned his first crown in the top ten in the men’s decathlon with a school record of 8,064 points.

With eight medals and 14 players in the conference meet, MSU placed eighth in the women’s rankings (49 points) and 10th in the men’s standings (38 points). In addition to the title winners, the Spartans had a pair of runners-up, with Wheeler finishing second in the women’s hammer throw and Katie Osica She placed second in the women’s 1500m, while Baldwin finished third in the decathlon and Petroneau took bronze in the men’s 1500m for the second consecutive season.

Five of the nine MSU sprinters in Bloomington reached the NCAA East preliminary round for the second year in a row, with the women’s 1500m trio Osica, Lauren Freeland And Melanie Helder Everyone is gearing up for her regional debut on Thursday, and Stewart Barnett is set to make her NCAA debut on Saturday in the 3000m hurdles.

Entering the week, Beadlescomb is the top seed in the men’s 5,000m Eastern qualifying list, posting a school-record time of 13:17.16 at the 10th-ranked Bryan Clay Invitational in NCAA history. Petrono is 17 in the 1500 meters with a school-record pace at the time 3:40.43 at Raleigh Relays. on the part of the woman, Makila Perez She ranked 12th regionally in the women’s 10,000m after 33:36.86 times at Raleigh Relays, while Magness ranked 13th after recording a 33:37.17 time win in the 10,000m in the B1G Championship, with Grams taking 21st place in the 10,000m after a distance 33: 51.14 times in Raleigh.

Freeland finished 20th in the 1500m (4:17.14), followed by Helder 28th (4:18.09) and Osica 34 (4:18.53) thanks to their first trip to Bloomington this spring, while Stewart Barnett is 25th. In the hurdles with a time of 10: 11.39 from Rallye.

Michigan State runners will receive a pair of sprint entrants, such as Jaden Paris She will run as the 22nd seed in the women’s 100m hurdles after setting the school record earlier this spring, while the former state and national high school champion Terence Moix He qualified for the men’s 400m as the 46th seed in his new season.

Paris broke the new record in the 100m hurdles with a mark of 13.35 at the Indiana Invitational and just missed a chance at the B1G Championships Finals when she finished ninth in the preliminary heats. For Muex, he qualified using the 46.59 times she won the Big Ten, where he ended up finishing ninth in the conference finals. Noah Sage He also qualified for the men’s 400m in the first round of the NCAA with a mark of 46.55 at Raleigh Relays but had to scratch this week due to injury.

While the decathlon duo Talbot and Baldwin are on hold this week, the vaults team will still have a formidable pair competing in Bloomington, where both the two first American pole vault teams will be looking at MSU, Franklin and Stevenson. A ticket to the NCAA Finals for the second year in a row. While Franklin’s showing was less than perfect at the Big Ten Championships in her attempt to replicate in the women’s conference champ, Stephenson ended up getting fifth in the men’s event.

Franklin recorded the season’s best vault of 4.32m at Spartan Invite to currently sit 10th in the region, while Stephenson also finished 10th in the men’s regional list with a personal 5.41m jump at Raleigh Relays.

A pair of Spartan bowlers are set to compete in Bloomington this week, with Wheeler looking to boost her Big Ten silver medalist in the women’s hammer and then turning her attention to the women’s discus later in the week, while Joshua DeVries He will be the first Spartan to compete this week when he makes his NCAA regional debut in the men’s hammer throw.

Wheeler’s season best of 63.95 meters hammer throw in the Big Ten placed her 13th in the area, while her personal record of 51.34 meters (ranked 40) came in the Indiana Invitational. Davis achieved his best hammer throw by posting 61.41 meters at the Ashland Open late last month, putting him 45th in the Eastern District.

Talbot, Baldwin and any other quality Spartans will be heading to the NCAA Outdoor Championship in two weeks, which takes place June 8-11 at Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon.

Michigan State Men’s Entries (5)
Josh Davis – Hammer Throw
Trevor Stephenson – pole vault
John Petrono – 1500 m
Terence Moix – 400 m
Morgan Beadlescomb – 5000 m

Michigan State Women Entries (10)
Kiara Wheeler Hammer throw, discus throw
Sophia Franklin – pole vault
Jaden Paris – 100m hurdles
Lauren Freeland – 1500 m
Melanie Helder – 1500 m
Katie Osica – 1500 m
Lynsey Gram – 10000 m
Jenna Magnus – 10000 m
Makila Perez – 10000 m
Kate Stewart Barnett – 3000m hurdles

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